Susan Nobles Moore posted the message below in 1999. Susan, are you still here? Or is someone else interested in this family? Hoping to find death info for Joshua Nobles and his second wife Martha (Mattie) Muse Nichols.
Susan Nobles Moore wrote:
I am trying to get more information on JOSHUA NOBLES. He was born Oct. 20, 1827 in Gibson County, TN, married Sarah DICKSON May 14, 1848, she died and he married Mattie MUSE January 1, 1895. Children were: Eliza (dob ?) m Tim Kindrick Davidson OK; David Amacy (my ggrandfather b 3/4/1850) m Rhoda Ann MCKIDDY; Mary b abt 1854 m Frank Wright; Wesley b abt 1853 (farmer?); Sarah b abt 1859 m Robert JACKSON; Bailey b abt 1861; Nannie b abt 1867 m John DOWNEY; Ollie b abt 1870 m Alexander LOWREY. Child of Mattie MUSE Zelma b 4/29/1897
He settled in Wise County in 1879/1880. He purchased a quarter section of land on the Robinson Survey in the West Academy neighborhood of Sandy. After clearing the 100 acres he sold this land and bought 300 acres of the Coffin Survey.
I am also looking for information on a book by Captain B. B. Paddock "A Twentieth Centrury History and Biographical REcord of North and West Texas"